State of Suffolk 2019

The State of Suffolk is a key document of the Suffolk Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). It is intended to provide an overview of the strategic health and wellbeing related needs in Suffolk, including the wider issues that affect local people, such as housing, employment, education and the environment.

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We have created a graphic that shows just some of the links between all of the key facts and stats within the State of Suffolk! Take a look:

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The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment index alphabetically lists all the documents that support the JSNA and the State of Suffolk, and also groups them by publication year. 


We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the creation of State of Suffolk: acknowledgements.

State of Suffolk core areas

  1. Who we are
  2. Where we live
  3. How we develop
  4. How we work
  5. How we travel
  6. How we communicate
  7. Suffolk communities
  8. How we stay safe
  9. Lifestyle
  10. When we get ill
  11. How we sustain Suffolk
On 1 April 2019:
West Suffolk Council replaced Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council
East Suffolk Council replaced Suffolk Coastal District Council and Waveney District Council
This State of Suffolk report was created before these changes, so gives information for the pre-2019 council areas.


Other resources

All JSNA resources (index here), including this 2019 State of Suffolk report, have been used to inform the 2019-22 refresh of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy. This is the final refresh of a ten-year strategy 2012 – 2022.

For more information, please contact the Knowledge and Intelligence Team, Suffolk Public Health.